Mathematica 9 is now available

Wolfram Library Archive


Courseware Demos MathSource Technical Notes
All Collections Articles Books Conference Proceedings
Title Downloads

Computer Simulations of Origami
Author

Ludmila Zamiatina
Journal / Anthology

Mathematica in Education
Year: 1994
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Page range: 23-31
Description

The principle constructions of the Japanese art of paper folding have simple mathematical descriptions. Mathematica is used to elucidate the geometric modeling inherent in origami. In addition to the obvious impetus computer simulation of origami gives to geometric imagination, and also gives ample material for studing geometric and graphics primitives in a picturesque and eye-catching context. The goal of this project is to create a set of Mathematica tools that can help the interested user to appreciate both the creative and educational sides of origami. Selected basic concepts, functions and example of completed figure of flapping bird is already available in this presentation.
Subject

*Mathematics > Geometry
Downloads Download Wolfram CDF Player

Download
Origami.nb (1.5 MB) - Text of article
Download
bird1.nb (844.1 KB) - Mathematica Notebook
Download
bird2.nb (1 MB) - Mathematica Notebook
Download
cartoon.nb (1.8 MB) - Mathematica Notebook
Download
origami.m (22.5 KB) - Mathematica Package
Download
rotateun.m (18.3 KB) - Rotate3D code

Files specific to Mathematica 2.2 version:
Download
Origami.ma (350.1 KB) - Text of article
Download
bird1.ma (115.7 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
Download
bird2.ma (262.9 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
Download
cartoon.ma (406.9 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
Download
origami.m (22.5 KB) - Mathematica Package
Download
rotateun.m (18.3 KB) - Rotate3D code